North Korea threatened today to wipe the United States off the map. These comments come as North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a missile close to Hawaii, as we reported here.

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Meanwhile, a U.S. destroyer is currently tailing a North Korean ship suspected of transporting weapons to Myanmar in violation of U.N. sanctions.

North Korea is also holding two U.S. journalists hostage for “hostile acts” when they crossed the border into North Korea to film a documentary. As we reported here, the two women were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor.

Now North Korea is saying through their state-run media:

“If the U.S. imperialists start another war, the army and people of Korea will … wipe out the aggressors on the globe once and for all.”

Meanwhile, Obama has done nothing but express “concern.” Robert Gates stated that the United States was prepared to shoot down any missile aimed at Hawaii, but nothing more.

North Korea is now going beyond its typical rhetoric. By saying it will destroy America, by holding Americans hostage, by blatantly violating sanctions, by planning another nuclear test, by firing missiles in our general direction, it is sending Obama a message. They are saying, “Obama, you don’t have the guts to stop us, and we know it.”

The only way to deal with a bully is to stare them down and let them know that you are prepared to do much worse to it than it can do to you.

What Obama should say now is: “You even so much as THINK about hurting an American, we will annihilate you. We can and will kill every living thing in North Korea. No regime change. Annihilation. You are a worthless rogue country that offers nothing of value to the world, and you will not be missed anyway.”

Of course, all he will do is offer more “concern.” In the next few years, he may be headed for a worst case scenario: North Korea will develop advanced nuclear weapons during Obama’s term and extort us out of billions whenever it wants.

Please develop a backbone, Mr. Obama.